Guardian reports on Mayor's Rise payment

Campaign News | Wednesday, 20 August 2008

From Hugh Moir's Guardian Diary column

Some happy news, for the campaign against the US blockade of Cuba has found an unlikely financial backer. Well done and welcome aboard to the mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Having told the Cuba Solidarity Campaign that its Big Cuba entertainment stage was not welcome at last month's Rise festival, Boris has been obliged to placate the Cuba-ites with a financial settlement for out-of-pocket expenses running well into four figures. The performance, had it gone ahead, would have featured mainly music and dancing; but Boris's cheque, we are told, will help the "ongoing campaign" more directly. Just as he would want. Bravo.

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